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What Do You Know About Augusta’s Civil War Monument?

As we are just over a week away from Veteran's Day 2017, I've been thinking a lot about our local war monuments. How much do you really know about them?

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Category: History
Johnson Hall - Photo Credit: Mike Higgins
Johnson Hall - Photo Credit: Mike Higgins

Learn About The Restoration At Gardiner’s Johnson Hall

Gardiner's Johnson Hall, which has been around since the 1860s, has been used as a ballroom, performance space, roller rink, and a movie theater. Now, it is getting a major makeover!

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Category: Community, History
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Favorite candy in 5 states

Candy Corn a Halloween Favorite

Candy Corn Day is October 30 each year to celebrate the sweet candy treat for Halloween that goes back to the 1880's in Philadelphia, Pa. The Wunderle Candy Company and candy maker George Renniger wanted to make a candy that had the shape of corn. Candy Corn was the first candy to be multi-colored, and was available March through November, and became a favorite candy for the fall.

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Diana, photo from Diana, Princess of Wales Facebook Page
Diana, photo from Diana, Princess of Wales Facebook Page

Goodbye England’s Rose: 20th Anniversary of the Death of Diana

August 31, 1997.  My now ex-husband woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me.

Diana Spencer has died in a car crash in Paris.

I cried. 

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Is The University Of Maine At Farmington Haunted?

As Maine's oldest public higher learning institution, and with a history going back over 150 years, it should come as no surprise there are stories of hauntings at The University of Maine at Farmington.

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A Video Trip Down Memory Lane To Old Orchard Beach Circa 1960

If you grew up in Maine, there is a pretty good chance you have been to Old Orchard Beach in the summertime. And if you are a visitor to the great state of Maine, the Maine coast is a must...

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Category: History, Offbeat
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Proper Flag Etiquette: Flag Day, June 14

Wednesday, June 14, is National Flag Day. It's a day that commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Flag back in 1777. Just a few years ago, President Obama extended the Flag Day festivities to Flag Week.

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Category: Education, History
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Wanna’ Know What Was Going On In Central Maine 20 Years Ago? Check Out This Newscast From 1997

Check out this WLBZ Bangor newscast from 1997.

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Category: History
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Central Maine Spotlight: Gardiner

Each week, we take a look at one of the cities in our listening area.  This week, Gardiner is up!

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Category: History
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Youtube

Check Out This Crazy Drone Video Of An Abandoned Steel Mill In Maine

I've always loved looking at pics and videos of abandoned places (I loved that History Channel show "Life After People"), so I was really excited to find out that there is an urban explorer's group in Maine.

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Category: History

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